Animal poems - Field Mouse
... shy, cute, resourceful
A timid little creature as cute as five buttons,
Scurry down the green field, and into the barn,
A timid little field mouse, with big whiskers and tail.
Pushes into meadows, and onto the farm.
In a big scary world, the timber gives shelter,
Only there can you close your eyes, to rest in soft hay.
The owl and the cat, snake, eagle and fox,
All wish to devour you, but you are at least safe for today.
I adore your resilience, your cute little nose and light fur,
What if I adopt you, and shelter you from all weather.
Stroke your little head, and feed you fine cheese,
Would you then adore me back, or still be afraid,
Of trusting a tall human, with your petite little frame.
As cute as five buttons, resourceful and smart.
Our sheer difference in size, puts us in worlds apart.
Does the epic world above you, render you with distrust,
Or does it call out adventure, down distant fields, rocks rivers and moss.
From the hole in the timber, your fury eyes appear,
Should I offer you my cheese, and draw you in near.
Should I scratch your little belly, and call you my own,
Or will the home under the barn, always be the place you call home.
-- by Andrew Noske